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Poster: unclejohnnyd Date: Sep 12, 2006 2:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best (or worst) Donna screech

As bad as the Playing screams are I can deal with them because they're over fairly quickly and because when it comes time for the big payoff or climax I can identify with wanting to explode myself. Of course it's still crazy and bizarre. What I absolutely CAN NOT deal with is what she does to Scarlet. She just drones on and on and on. And it's especially disturbing when you're altered. Also, I'm a bigger fan of the shorter tighter earlier stand alone version except for the whatever it is she's doing.

A funny one is the Shakedown from 11-24-78 " YOW!" What's that about?

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Poster: cosmicharlie Date: Sep 12, 2006 3:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best (or worst) Donna screech

mr.buzzie??

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Poster: unclejohnnyd Date: Sep 12, 2006 3:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best (or worst) Donna screech

You lost me on this one

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Poster: cosmicharlie Date: Sep 12, 2006 4:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best (or worst) Donna screech

eeeeeeYOW!!! (bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz)oh yeah!

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Poster: unclejohnnyd Date: Sep 12, 2006 4:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best (or worst) Donna screech

or maybe she got goosed?

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Sep 12, 2006 5:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best (or worst) Donna screech

this post has thrown me for a loop "A Best Donna Scream" cmon people .....best????? she sucked

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Poster: mickmac Date: Sep 12, 2006 5:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best (or worst) Donna screech

come on people...she wouldn't have been in the band if they didn't think she had attributes...they weren't tryin to change the world....just play music....if you don't like it then wipe out 72-79 and see what that leaves you...maybe we should judge your job performance on a day to day basis...don't try to make the dead something they weren't....they were a group of people playing instruments for our enjoyment...and theirs too

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Poster: Fishead Date: Sep 13, 2006 6:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best (or worst) Donna screech

yeah..what instrument did she play ??? sorry but she was useless....

she sucked and it took them all those years for the acid to wear off and then jerry finally saw the light!!!!

i noticed all those times in the 80's that she guest appeared at shows....:-0 she was awesome!!!!

try 9-11-73 for a whale of a good time.... :)~

This post was modified by Fishead on 2006-09-13 13:39:42

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Poster: cosmicharlie Date: Sep 13, 2006 7:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best (or worst) Donna screech

"or maybe she got goosed?"

yer getting warm -lol. Yeah, every few weeks poor Donna get's flamed here. I've alway's connected Scarlet Begonias with Donna as a plus. Harmonys yes, lead singing? not much there. Btw, any dates on her being a guest singer after her & Keith left the band? I did'nt know that, other than her singing with the Post 95 Dead & Phil Lesh

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Poster: Fishead Date: Sep 13, 2006 8:59am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best (or worst) Donna screech

i was being sarcastic about donna guest appearing :)

like if she was really that good, don't ya think the jerry dead would've had her back at least a few times ???

sorry but i never got her and never will ..she flat out kills any song she tries to sing on ...sorry, that's how i feel and hear it !!! :0

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Poster: unclejohnnyd Date: Sep 13, 2006 9:22am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best (or worst) Donna screech

I'm with you 100% This is not a personal slam to hurt anyones feelings but it's my opinion. I will go so far as to say I don't think she was good at all on anything. All this talk about not being able to hear on stage and how great she was because she sang on an Elvis song is bullshit to my ears. There are some Jerry studio albums and solo shows where she is TOLERABLE at best but not good. Sorry but I think there are hundreds of thousands of people who sing in their showers that are at least as good probably better.

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Poster: cosmicharlie Date: Sep 13, 2006 9:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best (or worst) Donna screech

she improved and also sang well in a lot of 76 shows-imo, and Bobby also, then he de-improved a little-well, his song selection.
I should check out some Heart of Gold Band, never have. Is she any good in HGB?
She seems a REAL nice and warm person in the Closing of Winterland Interviews sitting with Billy. Or is that the 78 NYS DVD-? i mix 'em up. But what do i know? i love her (sigh)

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Poster: unclejohnnyd Date: Sep 13, 2006 10:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best (or worst) Donna screech

They're the same DVD - closing of Winterland/78 new years and yeah she seems like a nice person

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Sep 12, 2006 5:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best (or worst) Donna screech

i meant that the sceeching sucked!!! not her as a singer - she was great accompaniment - just needed to curtail the caterwalling.

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Poster: mickmac Date: Sep 12, 2006 6:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best (or worst) Donna screech

thank you for the clarafication dwolf...seems a hell of alot bashing and bitching been going around here lately...i'd like to to think if there were no redeeming qualities i wouldn't have been on the bus since 66

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Poster: unclejohnnyd Date: Sep 12, 2006 4:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best (or worst) Donna screech

LIKE A HAND BUZZER? Sorry if I'm being dense

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Poster: sntb Date: Dec 31, 2011 12:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best (or worst) Donna screech

Great video of that version--and Donna's "Yow!" seems more in context. More off the cuff.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0XOCLr1A1A

may I admit to a crush on Donna as a 14 year old watching The Dead Movie?